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|Pokémon Hyper Red and Power Blue|
|February 27, 2018|
|E for Everyone|
Pokémon Hyper Red and Pokémon Power Blue (known in Japan as Pocket Monsters Hyper Red and Power Green) are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. They are respective remakes of Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue/Green and will be released on February 27, 2018 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS as part of the series' seventh generation, following Sun and Moon in 2016.
The core gameplay remains very similar to that of X/Y, Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and Sun/Moon. Returning features include DexNav, Mega Evolutions, Z-Moves, Pokémon-Amie, and time cycles that affect Pokémon encounters. Trainer customization also returns and is largely expanded on, including more customization options such as letting players adjust their trainers' body types. Gym leaders are now able to be rematched, and use higher-leveled teams plus a Mega Evolution. The Orange Islands, originally anime-exclusive, are accessible in the post-game after winning a battle against Professor Oak.
Pokémon exclusive to FireRed and LeafGreen are respectively exclusive to Hyper Red and Power Blue.
Elite 4 & champion
Changes from Red/Blue and FireRed/LeafGreen
- The graphics are immensely updated and are in 3D. The graphics are cel-shaded to mimic the art style of the original series of the anime, Pokémon: Indigo League.
- The unchosen player character now plays a role as the secondary rival, and uses the starter not chosen by the player or Blue.
- If Leaf is chosen as the player, Blue's role is replaced by his sister Daisy.
- Red, Leaf, Blue, and Daisy are redesigned.
- The player can customize their appearance.
- The game features DexNav, Mega Evolutions, Pokémon-Amie, and time cycles that affect Pokémon encounters.
- The SNES/NES in the player's bedroom is now replaced with a Wii U.
- The Pokédex resembles a Game Boy Advance, similar to the one seen in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. It is colored redHR or bluePB.
- Gym leaders can be rematched. Their rematch teams include a full team of higher-leveled Pokémon and 1 Mega Evolution.
- Professor Oak can now be battled upon defeating Blue/Daisy. He has the highest-leveled team in the entire game, consisting of the three fully-evolved starters, Jolteon, Gyarados, and Dragonite. All of his Pokémon are at level 80.
- Some of the gym leaders' and Elite 4 members' teams are changed.
- Mewtwo is now the focus of a post-game mission known as the Turbo Episode, similar to OR/AS' Delta Episode, which is highly influenced by the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back.
- Pokémon from later gens can be found in the wild.
- Elements of Yellow and the anime are featured:
- Jessie and James, as well as their talking Meowth, appear. All their battles are double battles.
- Upon beating Professor Oak, the Orange Islands become accessible.
- Characters such as Professor Ivy, Tracey Sketchit, and Drake appear.
- Locations such as such as Bill's Lighthouse, Pokémon Land, and Porta Vista are now able to be traveled to.